Sawsan Wehbi

Year entered the Ph.D. Program: ABBS 2021; Genetics Fall 2022

Research Advisor: Joanna Masel

Research Topic: Astrobiology


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Research Interests: I am a PhD student majoring in Genetics and minoring in Astrobiology. I am intrigued by the origins of life and early life preferences. I am currently working on identifying proteome-wide amino acid frequency trends in extreme environments as well as re-inferring the proteome of the last universal common ancestor (LUCA) while accounting for horizontal gene transfer.